ISSN 2096-2533

CN 42-1881/F



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发布时间:2023-12-29作者:彭华荣 凌可 徐佳浏览次数:107




Study on the Impact of Smart City Construction Pilot on Carbon Emission Performance

Peng Huarong, Ling Ke, Xu Jia

Abstract: Digitalization and intelligence are being comprehensively integrated into all fields and processes of economic and social development, and are key forces to promote the green transformation of China's accelerated development mode, but the effect of policy practice has yet to be tested. Based on the panel data of 215 cities in China during 2008-2018, this paper investigates the impact of smart city construction pilot policies on carbon emission performance using a multi-period DID approach. The results show that the smart city construction pilot policy effectively enhances the carbon emission performance of pilot regions. Further research found that the pilot policy of smart city construction improves carbon emission performance through the channels of promoting green technology advancement, promoting industrial optimization and upgrading, and enhancing government governance capacity. The enhancement effect is mainly reflected in eastern regions, regions with high network construction level, non-resource-cursed regions, non-capital intensive regions, and regions with high level of digital financial development, with high policy implementation and regions where the type of construction favors technology research and development, digital industry, and public services. Finally, the smart city construction pilot policy has a significant positive spatial spillover effect on improving carbon emission performance, and effectively improves the carbon emission performance of neighboring regions. The research results provide important insights for smart city construction to achieve a win-win situation of economic development and energy conservation and emission reduction.

Keywords: Carbon Emission Performance; Smart City Construction; Digitalization; Quasi-natural Experiment